A forgotten shipyard at the edge of the world. Apocalyptic noise from the black-and-white television. A comet. A controversy. And a cat.
1987. Tom Beaumont is a rural boat builder looking for reason in an age of blind panic. Even the remote town of Near Haven, Maine, can’t escape the tide of violence following news of a coming, global catastrophe. Doubtful of all but his own future, Tom turns to the sea, hoping to find a meridian separating human fictions from the objective reality beyond.
Press for Near Haven
Foreword Reviews: “Near Haven takes on the apocalypse with literary flair and shining prose.” (5 stars)
Kirkus Reviews: “A worthy addition to a genre pioneered by writers like Cormac McCarthy and Matt Bell: the post-human pastoral.”
Small Press Picks: “…provocative and deftly paced…“
San Francisco Book Review: “…seems to almost create a new genre, the pre-apocalyptic rather than the post-apocalyptic novel.” (4 stars)
Necessary Fiction: “Sirois shows early on that he is unafraid of action.“
Available now from Belle Lutte Press